JUNE – OCTOBER
NOVEMBER – MAY
Monday – Friday
8:20 AM – 1:00 PM
8:20 AM – 1:00 PM
8:20 AM – 3:00 PM
Grades 1 – 12
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Grades 6 – 11
Saturday Special classes will be held as and when the need arises. Details will be informed through your child’s Handbook
9.00 am to 12.00 noon only – On all Working Days
School business will not be transacted on Public Holidays
Quality Circle Time Golden Rules
- EOMS Policy
- Academics Policy
- Students' Discipline Policy
- Punctuality Policy
- Healthy Eating Policy
- Standard Operating Practices and Procedures
Education Organisation Policy of Oasis International School
- Oasis International School is committed to providing an International, Value-Based Education aligned to its Mission and Vision, to allow students maximum versatility.
- Oasis International School is a Cambridge Pathway School, affiliated to Cambridge Assessment International Education, offering educational services from Pre KG to grade 12 via a broad curriculum.
- The School values collaborative learning, positive relationships and building capacity amongst our students to effectively allow them to engage in the world where problem solving, evaluating, working in teams, communicating, creating and innovating are expected skills, attributes and capabilities.
- To achieve its Purpose which is to nurture Responsible Individuals who will contribute positively, integrate and connect with the World as Responsive Global Citizens, Oasis has established an Educational Organisation Management System based on the Standards of ISO 21001:2018
- The Visionary leadership of Oasis engages all learners and other beneficiaries in the organisation, to achieve its objectives.
- Oasis optimises its system and performance through processes that function as a coherent system.
- Oasis creates new opportunities through continual improvement which exceeds expectations of its stakeholders.
- Oasis achieves greater objectivity in decision making through facts, evidence and data analysis.
- Oasis is very cognisant of its Social Responsibility through transparent and ethical behaviour that contributes to quality education for all, health and safety as well as the welfare of all interested parties.
- Oasis believes in Accessibility and equity through inclusion, flexibility, transparency and accountability in order to address learners’ individual and special needs, interests, abilities and backgrounds.
- Oasis ensures confidentiality, integrity and availability of data of all interested parties by setting controls to prevent and mitigate threats and vulnerabilities.
Oasis believes that classrooms are safe, caring and orderly environments in which the rights of all students to learn and all teachers to teach have to be supported.All students are expected to follow the rules and regulations of the classroom.Students need to come into the classroom on time.Students need to be seated in their places with the books and stationery ready for the class.Students need to raise their hands to ask questions or clarify doubts.Students need to take permission from the teacher and take passes if they need to go out of the classroom for any reason.Students will not raise their voice, shout or talk in a group when the teacher is explaining.Students will do their tasks with minimal noise and movement.
The assessments for K1 to Grade 4 are based on ongoing continuous assessments. The Report Card focuses on the general skills and objectives of each subject and the students are given grades. This helps the parents to get an idea of the progress of the child and which skills need to be reinforced.
The assessment for the year 2018- ‘19 for Grades 5 to 8 will be as follows:
The Report Card will be based on the cumulative assessment of both the 1st and 2nd Terms.
It will include 20% Formative assessments and 20% of the Unit tests and 30% of the First Terminal Exams and 30% of the Annual Exams which will constitute to 100%.
The formative assessment will be ongoing and will include a variety of strategies like quizzes, chapter checks, observations, discussions, projects to assess the learning of the student as well as focus on skills such as organization and time-management. There will be one-unit test for each term.
For Grades 9 and 10, we will have 100% Formative assessment and 100% summative assessments. For the final report card, we will take 50% of the Formative assessment from 1st and 2nd term and 50% of the summative assessment from both the terms. This is to encourage students to have a regular study routine and discourage them for cramming before the exams.
Note: The Report Card is sent to parents at the end of both the terms through mail.
Note: The internal examination report cards are maintained for a period of 10 years. The copies of certificates of Cambridge IGCSE/AS/A level are maintained forever.
Absenteeism during Examinations and Unit Tests: Students, if absent due to any reason during exams or Unit Tests will not be given a retest except in grade 9. Instead, the aggregate of the other Exam and Unit Tests that the child has attended will be taken into consideration during the promotion to the next Grade. The school expects all children to be present for the Unit tests and Exams unless they are very sick. In the case of sickness, a medical certificate from a registered general medical practitioner is required.
Expectations for Students in Grade 3, 4 and 5
- Students should read a book of their own choice every day for 30 minutes. In addition, reading and writing comprehension will be given each week. Students should make it a habit to read at least one book every week.
- A piece of creative writing will be sent each week to reinforce writing skills or styles taught in class. It should take the students between 30 minutes to 40 minutes to complete the work.
- Spellings and dictionary reference will be given on weekends.
- Mathematics homework will reinforce a skill or concept that has already been taught in class. It will be given every day and should take a minimum of 30 minutes to complete.
- Tables should be revised every day.
- Science, Social Studies and Computer Studies homework will be given once a week.
- Students will be given 2nd language, 3rd Language (for Grade 5) homework once a week, which should take 30 minutes to complete.
- Students in Grades 4 and 5 should have supervised study of at least 1 hour every day after they complete homework. On weekends, they should spend at least 1 hour in the morning and evening revising the previous week’s lessons.
Expectations for Students in Grade 6
- Students will be reading a book of their own choice every day for 30 minutes. In addition, a reading comprehension will be given twice a week.
- A piece of creative writing will be sent each week to reinforce writing skills or styles taught in class. It should take the students between 30-40 minutes to finish this work.
- Mathematics homework will reinforce a skill or concept that has already been taught in class. It will be given every day and should take a maximum of one hour to finish.
- Science, Social Studies and Computer Studies homework will be given once a week.
- Students will be given 2nd language, 3rd language homework once a week, which should take 30 minutes to complete.
- A long-term homework project will be sent for students every six weeks. This should constitute a longer piece of independent research, which they present to their class at the end of the project period. Students can work individually or in pairs. Outcomes can include a published book, a project folder, a multi-media presentation or a talk with visuals.
- Students should have a regular, systematic study pattern of about 1½ hours after school.
- On weekends, the student should spend at least 2 hours each in the morning and evening to revise the lessons taught the previous week.
Expectations for Students in Grades 7 to 9
- Students will be reading a book of their own choice every day for 30 minutes. In addition, a reading comprehension will be given thrice a week.
- A piece of creative writing will be sent thrice in a week to reinforce writing skills or styles taught in class. It should take the students minimum of 1 hour to finish this work.
- Mathematics homework will reinforce a skill or concept that has already been taught in class. It will be given every day and should take a maximum of one hour to finish.
- Science, homework will be given in Biology/Chemistry/Physics twice a week.
- History, Geography or Economics (for Grades 8 & 9) homework will be given for twice a week.
- Students will be given homework in 2nd language, 3rd language (for Grades 7 and 8 only) which should take 30 minutes to complete.
- Computer Studies homework will be given once a week.
- A long-term homework project will be set for students every six weeks. This should constitute a longer piece of independent research, which they present to their class at the end of the project period. Students can work individually or in pairs. Outcomes can include a published book, a project folder, a multi-media presentation, or a talk with visuals.
- Students should have a regular, systematic study pattern of about 2 hours after school.
- Students need to spend about 3hours a day during weekends to revise the lesson that were taught the previous week.
Expectations for Students in Grades 10 to 12
- Students are expected to read a book (fiction or non- fiction) of their choice every day for ½ an hour.
- A piece of writing will be given thrice a week to either complete work or reinforce skills taught.
- Mathematics home-work will be given every day.
- Students are expected to do self-study for about 2 hours every day
- Research work in their subjects needs to be done as self-study
- Practice of written work in languages and humanities and solving of problems in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting and Information Technology is mandatory
- Getting top grades is more of hard-work from the side of the students. The teachers are only guides and facilitators.
At Oasis International School, we aim to provide our students with various opportunities for presenting their work in a neat and methodical manner bearing in mind its purpose.
- The title [topic] of the lesson should be written in the double margin. The learning objective should be written and underlined neatly. A ruler must be used for drawing lines. Lead pencil to be used for double margin.
- The date should be written on the left-hand side at the top of the page for all the subjects except for Urdu and Arabic as a foreign language, where the date is written to the right-hand side.
- For all subjects from Reception to Grade 12—the short date should be used for e.g. 15/09/18
- Numbering should be written in the margin. All main headings should be organized using Capital Letters e.g. A, B.
- A neat line should be drawn with a ruler in lead pencil after every separate exercise or at the end of a topic.
- Children’s work books should show evidence of a variety of presentation styles.
For e.g.: writing, diagrams, graphs, pictures, maps, etc.
- It is acceptable for children to use a print style of handwriting until the end of Grade 1. From Grade 2 to 12, students are recommended to use cursive style.
- Students from Grade 5 onwards should use blue ball pens in all subjects. Pencil should be used in Math books for graphs and geometry. Diagrams and labeling in all Sciences and Geography should be done in pencil. Gel pens should not be used .
- Students are responsible for maintaining books in good order.
- It is the school’s expectation that by the end of Grade 3, children will be writing on each line in their note books. This may vary according to ability level of each individual.
We Request Parents
- To ensure that children learn the skill of maintaining / keeping their books neatly.
- To sign their Classwork & Homework books on a regular basis.
The following conduct expectations serve to maintain an environment of care and safety within the student community so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. All disciplinary action is viewed as a learning opportunity for students to adopt more responsible behaviour. Students are encouraged to know the expectations and adopt responsible behaviour for well-being of their own and others.
- Arguing and showing disrespect to any admin staff/support staff/teacher in the class, sports field, during field trips and in the bus, displaying aggressive or inappropriate body language will not be tolerated.
- Using profanity, offensive, abusive or vulgar language (e.g. unacceptable words), hurtful note writing, rumor-mongering, slander will incur consequences.
- Passing negative/irrelevant and ridiculous comments while class is going on/or on the field/bus will not be entertained.
- Verbal threats for money or selling /bartering/ exchanging things within the school premises/bus is prohibited.
- Students are expected to be sensitive to the values of others which may differ from their own and should not impose their value system on others.
- Students are expected to be in their respective classes and skipping classes/ loitering around the school campus is not encouraged.
- Students are expected not to indulge in public spats involving two or more students using foul language, aggression etc
Parents are requested to supervise the usage of the internet of their child/children and ensure that they are never left unattended while using the internet at home.Parents and care givers should be aware that some material accessible via the Internet may contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or potentially offensive. While the purpose of the school is to use the Internet resources for constructive educational goals, students may access other material or come across them by accident. The school, through filtering systems, monitoring and observation strives to keep students away from accessing this inappropriate material. However, the school cannot be held responsible for students who access this material intentionally or unintentionally. It is important to recognize that information obtained from the Internet is not edited nor moderated and therefore needs to be used judiciously.
- The Internet should be used only to research assigned educational tasks.
- Sending and receiving electronic mail (e-mail) for educational purposes can be done only under the guidance and instruction of a teacher or parent.
- Discussion groups, chat rooms and mailing lists can be accessed under the direct supervision of a teacher or parent as part of an educational programme.
- The copyright laws should be observed and the Internet should not be used for financial gain, commercial use or any illegal purpose.
- Students are requested not to share personal information such as home address or telephone number through the Internet.
- Use of Face Book, Instagram and other social media platforms should be used with supervision.
- The school uses official Face Book and Instagram ids and the school is not responsible for any student’s dissemination of information through personal ids.
Science Laboratories Policy
At Oasis, safety and security of each member of the Institution is given utmost priority. Our Laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art safety provisions. Proper maintenance and handling of these and other laboratory equipment is very essential for the smooth functioning of laboratory classes. A few guidelines to ensure safety and security in the laboratories are given below:-
- Ensure that students do not carry food to the lab. Drinking and eating in the lab should be strictly prohibited.
- Students should:
- Wear lab coats to protect clothing from staining, burning, or corrosion.
- Wear safety goggles when working with or around chemicals, any mechanical device, or any type of flame or heating device.
- Wear protective gloves to avoid burns.
- Students should not touch any wires, cords. Also not to handle any electrical equipment
- Parents are expected to nurture the love of reading in their children.
- We have well stacked libraries with books on various subjects. Students are permitted to use the library during the school working hours. Library books should be returned within the stipulated time.
- If after two reminders, the Library book has not been returned to the Library, the office will contact the parents to replace the book or to pay an amount equivalent to the cost of the book to the Front Office at Hennur Campus / HBR Campus.
Further to this, we request parents to encourage their wards to inculcate reading habits by…
- Reading to them aloud.
- Asking children to read to them, especially newspapers.
- Encouraging children to invest in buying books rather than toys.
- Reading for half an hour before going to bed.
- Having a whole family reading time where all the family members read books and then discuss.
Policy on Carrying Light Bags by Students
At Oasis International School, we believe and insist that students carry light bags.
- Books carried to school should be according to the prescribed Time Table.
- If some books are not required to be carried home for the day, students could leave back some books in a cupboard, which is provided in each class and the Class Teacher will be the custodian of the same.
- Unwanted books and items should not be brought to school.
- The teacher available during the last period will supervise and ensure that students pack their bags in school with the necessary books for home assignments, 2 minutes before the bell.
- Students should carry their tiffin boxes in a separate bag.
Attendance & Leave
- Students must be punctual to school every day. The school gates will be closed by 7:55 a.m. at the Hennur Campus and by 8:15 a.m. at the HBR Campus. On the third instance of late arrival to school, the student will be marked absent. A minimum of 95% attendance is compulsory. Students with 100% attendance will be awarded certificate at the end of the academic year.
- Regular attendance is important. In case of absence of more than 3 days, students will be required to submit a leave letter the next day, indicating the reason for absence. If the child is on leave due to ill health, a medical certificate and a fitness certificate should be produced along with the leave letter. If the child is absent for one or two days the leave record in this Handbook should be filled in by the parent. No other leave can be claimed as a matter of right, for every child’s learning experience at school is important.
- If a student is not attending school for a long period (more than a week) a letter to this effect should be given to the Class Teacher/Grade Co-ordinator/ Head of School in advance, stating the reason for absence.
- Attendance on the opening and closing day of the Term is mandatory for all students.
- If a child has not attended school on these days due to medical illness/death in the family, the leave will be condoned.
- If the leave is due to medical illness, a medical certificate along with a fitness letter from the doctor has to be submitted to the Head of the School.
- Any personal overseas/local trip (holiday, pilgrimage) should be planned for only in the holidays.
- We request you not to send your child to School, if he/she has contracted any sickness which is contagious in the best interest of the other students in the class. A Fitness certificate should be submitted along with the Medical certificate to the Class Teacher when the student returns to class.
Students’ Discipline Policy
Students’ Discipline Policy
Oasis International School aims to provide a framework of affirmative, positive and caring discipline through timely and effective intervention. The school has clear expectations that the students will be courteous, polite and tolerant of the views and values of others. The school recognises that rewards are more important than punitive disciplinary measures.
Students are expected to comply with the Affirmative Discipline Policy to benefit both themselves and the wider community. Students will be praised and rewarded for displaying positive actions like excellent work, acts of kindness and consideration, good effort, exhibiting a high standard of personal grooming, excellent attendance and other areas worthy of private and public mention. Students are expected to conduct themselves in and outside the
school in a manner that will make the school and their parents proud.
Staff members positively encourage the development of student independence and self- discipline. They take every opportunity to give appropriate praise and celebrate students’ achievements. Staff members do understand that students sometime find it difficult to conform to the rules and regulations of the school. When this occurs, the school has a clear obligation to identify issues and support students as appropriate in order to enable them to overcome their problems.
While the school seeks to cultivate and maintain an environment of trust, care and open communication, the Management also believes that there is certain behaviour that will not be tolerated and will incur severe consequences. These consequences have been made for repeaters. Teachers will be able to use their discretion in identifying such students.
Oasis does not believe in Corporal Punishment.
There will be a Discipline Vigilance Committee to guard against possible issues like targeting of students, labeling, etc.
The Discipline Vigilance Committee will consist of:
1. The Principal
3. School Coordinators
5. Student Council Heads
OIS Discipline Policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment in which everyone feels happy, safe and secure.
At Oasis International School, students are expected to: –
• Comply with teachers’ instructions
• Speak softly and politely at all times
• Refrain from backtalk with teachers
• Refrain from use of foul language, obscene gestures, racial, ethnic, religious slurs and disrespectful language or actions
• Avoid shouting in the corridors or on staircases
• Profanity is always prohibited
• Respect others and cooperate with others
• Act in a manner which is not disruptive and work without distracting others
• Changing classrooms between periods should be done in silence and in an orderly manner
• Get to the destination as soon as possible and no later than five minutes of the start of every period
• Avoid loitering in hallways/corridors and moving from place to place
• Avoid running, tripping, playing, fighting or delinquent behaviour in the corridors or on staircases
• Follow safety rules in the school
• Listen carefully to the instructions at the time of emergency
• Use positive corrective practice when dealing with conflicts
• Approach a teacher when faced with conflicts and comply with his/her directions
• Ensure appropriate use of school property
• Respect the property of others
• Students of all classes must arrive no later than 7.55 AM in the morning
Students arriving after 8:00 AM must get the handbook signed at the reception before getting into the class (This excludes students travelling by school bus, students with a doctor’s note, court documentation, amongst other similar cases. In case of exigencies that entail late arrivals, prior permission is to be sought by the student from the Level Coordinator)
• Students are expected to maintain good character, discipline and decorum and be punctual in submission of homework, assignments and project work. Under no pretext should a student miss any teaching / games / activity period
• In case a teacher is absent alternate arrangements are made by the Timetable Committee and students must stay in class, be disciplined and refrain from loitering around
• School uniform is a discipline in itself and should be adhered to by all students. Students are expected to come to school dressed appropriately with proper attention given to personal cleanliness, grooming, and neatness of dress. An acceptable hairstyle is always expected. Students must not wear expensive jewellery or accessories. Only small stud earrings are allowed
• Students must abstain from inappropriate actions and behaviour which includes but is not limited to harassment, bullying, gender, racial, ethnic and/ or sexual harassment, abuse, profanity, physical fight, public displays of affection
• Students are expected to approach the examinations with honesty and sincerity and follow rules and regulations
• Students must not indulge in plagiarism
• Expensive items, electronics items, cell phones etc. or large sum of money are not allowed in the school premises and/ or school functions/events inside or outside the school
• Laptops can be brought to school with prior written permission from the teacher concerned and after it is configured by the IT Dept
• Cell phones are not permitted in the school premises or outside on any day, at any time unless a written permission is obtained due to unavoidable circumstances
• AS and A level students who carry their cell phones will have to deposit it with the class teacher during class hours
• Students are expected not to indulge in any incident related to theft
• Students must refrain from going to unauthorized areas, missing class(s), indulge in frequent absenteeism from classes and being present in school beyond school hours without teacher’s permission/ supervision
• Use of English: English should be spoken in the school premise
• Students should not touch or use teachers’ belongings
Appropriate use of school computers and computer facilities
Network is provided for the students to facilitate learning, sharing and innovation. All facilities must be regarded as privileges, which may be withdrawn at any time.
• Students are not permitted to participate in chat rooms without their teachers’ permission
• Students are not permitted to download programs or games without their teachers’ permission
• Students are not permitted to purchase items online
• Students are not permitted to access inappropriate sites
• Students are not permitted to play games across the school network
• Students are not permitted to use, possess, download or search for any program that is designed to reduce or bypass network security
• Students must not store or transmit copyrighted material on the school network
• Students are not permitted to adjust any computer hardware
• Students are not permitted to add or delete software or change the settings on any computer
• The internet is provided to assist student’s education and is used with permission
• Students must refrain from viewing explicit content and using bad language whilst online and will report any sites containing this if they come across them accidentally
• Students must understand that they can only access sites relevant to educational work in school and they are not permitted to access social networking sites or visit sites not related to his/her curriculum
• Students must not attempt to deliberately hack into the school network
• Any electronic communication sent or received via school network can be monitored at any time without warning
• Students can bring secondary storage devices only with prior consent of the teacher
• All students are required to comply with the school’s computer usage policies
Cards will be issued to students to recognise, encourage and reinforce positive and role model behaviour or to prevent and correct undesirable and/or unacceptable behaviour
1. Merit Card: Students will be awarded a merit card for exemplary behaviour
2. Merit Certificate: Three merit cards over the academic session will earn them a Merit Certificate
Classroom discipline strategies vary from room to room. When a behaviour issue arises, teachers need to manage it themselves before taking it to the Coordinators. The students need to be informed about the inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour and that further indiscretions will be dealt more sternly. Teachers need to ensure that 3 warnings are given to the student before issuing the card.
3. Disciplinary Cards: Students who violate the School Discipline Policy will receive disciplinary cards from the concerned teacher in consultation with the class teacher.
a. Yellow Card: Students will be issued a yellow card as delineated in the policy. The cards will be recorded in the student’s file. The parents will be notified by the class teacher at the receipt of 2 yellow cards. More than three yellow cards will lead to a red card being issued to the student by the Level Coordinator.
b. Red Card: Student will be issued a red card as delineated in the policy. The cards will be recorded in the student’s file. The parents will be notified by the Level Coordinator at the receipt of the first red card and a meeting will be scheduled
a) First Red card- Withdrawal from school activities and other privileges. The Level coordinator will inform the Principal and issue the card
b) Second Red card – Suspension from participation in various school events and or/ any form of suspension and /or other action deemed appropriate by the Principal.
c) Third Red Card – Suspension/expulsion from school or any action at discretion of the Principal in consultation with the discipline committee
All disciplinary actions for misconduct will include conference between teacher/Level
Early Dismissal from School
• Student will be denied permission for a sign out in the absence of appropriate documents of permission and/or approval
• In case of an unauthorized departure from school, the parent will be called for investigation
• Red card will be issued along with a conference of parents and student with the Level Coordinator. The card will be recorded in student’s file
• If problem persists, action will be taken at the discretion of the Discipline Committee in consultation with the Principal
Suspension is the temporary removal of a child from school for violation of school policies and/or school rules. It is a serious disciplinary action in which a student is removed from the regular classroom for a day or longer.
Only the Principal has the authority to suspend a student. When an incident report is raised by a teacher / staff to the Discipline Committee, it is brought to the notice of the Principal.
Reasons for suspension include (but not limited to) the following acts by a student whether during the school hours or after and whether inside the school premises or outside.
• Physical assault on peers, teachers, staff
• Possession of weapons, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and /or any articles prohibited by the school or law
• Use of drugs or alcohol
• Vandalism including graffiti
• Public display of affection in school campus or when in school uniform
• Defiance or disregard to teachers and/or use of words like kill, bomb and other that connote a threat
• Repeated use of abusive language
• Sexual harassment
• Cyber-crime like hacking, misuse of social media websites or creating unauthorised group that could have a detrimental effect on others
• Any form of misbehaviour or harassments
Types of suspension:
1. In-School suspension (ISS)
ISS is usually for less serious acts. The decision taken is based on the nature, frequency of occurrence and severity of the act. Students serve the suspension in a special classroom supervised by school staff. They are denied participation in school activities. The school will provide the student with suitable work to do which will be marked by a teacher. In-School suspension will be recorded (ISS-R) in the student’s data file in the case of students from Grade 6 to 12 and will not be recorded (ISS-N) in the case of primary students.
2. Out-of-School suspension (OSS)
A student is not allowed in the campus during the suspension with the only exception of scheduled conferences with school officials. Suspension is for a given period. Out-of- School suspension can lead to expulsion depending on severity of the act and/or at the discretion of the Principal.
3. Suspension from Activities (SFA)
Students are suspended from school activities and events to prevent and correct undesirable and/or unacceptable behaviour. The school will provide the student with suitable work to do which will be monitored by a teacher. Suspension from Activities will be recorded (SFA-R) in the student’s data file in the case of students from Grade 6 to 12 and will not be recorded in the case of primary students.
Procedure for OSS:
Once an incident report is considered for out-of-School suspension the following steps are taken:
1. The case of indiscipline reported to the Discipline Committee
2. The Principal calls for a conference with the Discipline Committee
3. Issue of letter of suspension. The letter of suspension from the Principal’s desk will clearly state the period and reason for the suspension
Conference with the parent(s)
4. Parents to be provided with first-hand accounts of the student’s violation of the code of conduct, reasons for suspension, details of the incident including statements made by school staff, the expected duration of the suspension and recommendations for helping the student
5. The School Counsellor to be present in the conference
6. The student concerned to be present at the conference
7. An opportunity to the student concerned to be provided for a hearing attended by the Principal and members of the Discipline Committee
8. An initial suspension may be for a period of up to five days. In consultation with The Management of the school, the Principal may extend the suspension at her discretion
List of major and minor infractions
At Oasis International School, we strongly believe in inculcating punctuality and regularity in students.
Policy for Late Comers
- Students should report at least 10 minutes before the reporting time to school every day.
- If a child is late in three instances, parents will be requested to meet the School Coordinators. On the third instance of late arrival to school, the student will be marked absent.
- If the child is late for the 4th instance, a fine of Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) must be paid to the school office within two days of receiving the notice.
- Regular attendance is important. In case of absence of more than 3 days, students will be required to submit a leave letter the next day, indicating the reason for absence. If the child is on leave due to ill health, a medical certificate and a fitness certificate should be produced along with the leave letter. If the child is absent for one or two days, the leave record in the Handbook should be filled in by the parent. No other leave can be claimed as a matter of right, for every child’s learning experience at school is important. A minimum of 95%attendance is compulsory. Students with 100% attendance will be awarded certificates at the end of the academic year. This minimum attendance is also important for promotion to the next higher grade.
- If a student is not attending school for a long period (more than a week) a letter to this effect should be given to the School Coordinators in advance, stating the reason for absence and sanction of leave should be obtained by the School Coordinators.
Policy on Pickup and Drop of Students:
- At the start of the year, the school holds a meeting with all the School Bus drivers. The people in charge go over the procedures required of them and provide guidelines so that the students are safe.
- Misbehavior by the children can cause a distraction to the driver, and this can lead to dangerous situations. So, the school gives authority to the bus teacher in charge, to inform the School Coordinators to contact the parents of the child, in such cases.
- The school reviews the bus safety rules with the students and the students sign a safety rule copy to acknowledge that they have understood the rules.
When a child breaks the rules, it is an offense, and the school follows the following procedure :
First reported offense: The School Coordinator meets the student and listens to his/her explanation.
Second-time offense by the same child: The School Coordinator contacts the parents of the child on the telephone to make them aware of the mis-behavior.
Third-time offense by the same child: An appointment is arranged between the Principal, School Coordinator and the parents and a one to one discussion takes place to find a solution to prevent further inappropriate behavior.
Fourth-time offense by the same child: The student is suspended from using the bus facility for 7 working days.
Fifth-time offense by the same child: The student loses the privilege of using the school vehicle for the rest of the school years. Parents should make arrangements to drop and pick up their ward.
Some actions listed as offenses are:
- Engaging in a fight physically with another child.
- Running up and down inside the bus.
- Suspending from the ceiling rods, which could make him/her fall when the bus moves.
- Using abusive language / foul language with other children/staff in the bus/ at other commuters.
- Showing disrespect to Staff / or senior/ junior/ any student.
- Mocking or Passing comments on other children/passerby.
- Throwing water or any other liquid /material on other students.
- Screaming in the bus/jostling or pushing other commuters in the bus.
- Throwing water/paper /stationery/wrappers/bottles out of the bus.
- Passing chits to other fellow students in /out of the bus.
- Standing on the foot-board.
Healthy Eating Policy
We aim to encourage a healthy life-style in all our students:
- We actively encourage students to eat a balanced and healthy diet. We discourage students from eating foods containing too much sugar. Sweets, chips, fizzy drinks and other such snacks and foods should be avoided.
- Students are encouraged to bring fruits and vegetables or home-made snacks to school for their snack-break.
- Students are encouraged to drink plenty of water while at school.
- Students are strongly encouraged to wash their hands before eating food. Sanitizers should not be brought to
Lunch & Snack Time at Canteen: At Hennur Campus, parents are encouraged to avail this facility for their children. Nutritious and well-balanced food is prepared under supervised and hygienic conditions. The Facilities Executive could be contacted for further details.
- If students bring their lunch, all necessary requirements (i.e. napkin, water bottle etc.) are to be brought.
- Due to security reasons, parents or drivers are not allowed into the school premises to hand over lunch boxes.
- Parents are requested to send enough nutritious food for their children for the Short Break and Lunch Break.
- A hand napkin should be brought by the children to be put over their uniform while eating, to avoid soiling their uniforms.
- The use of plastic bottles and lunch boxes is discouraged.
Conducting CAIE Exams from 1st October 2020 to 17th November 2020
The purpose of this document is to communicate to all stakeholders the Safety protocols and procedures executed by Oasis International School to control the spread of Covid -19 and ensure safety of all its stakeholders while in the campus.
- Scope of the SOP
This SOP outlines various generic precautionary measures to be adopted in addition to specific measures to be taken when the school is permitting students (for 10th to 12th class) to attend exams during this pandemic.
- Generic safety Measures to be observed by all stakeholders
The generic measures include simple public health measures will be followed to reduce the risk of COVID-19. These measures need to be observed by all (staff, students/ candidates and parents) at OIS at all times.
- Physical distancing of 6 feet to be followed.
- Use of face covers/masks is
- Respiratory etiquette to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly.
- Frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty recommended to all present on campus. Hand washing facility will be provided along with provision of soap. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are placed at all major entry and exit points.
- Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest.
- Spitting is strictly prohibited.
- Mandatory thermal testing will be done at the entrance of the School.
- As a safety precaution, parents are requested to drop and pick up their ward from the School on the days of the Exam.
- Physical distancing norms will be followed in the parking area, corridors and the elevator.
- Parents waiting at the Front office shall be seated by maintaining physical distancing . You will adhere to the physical distancing norms at all times on campus .
- Staff nurse shall be available in the campus.
- Specific arrangements for grades 10 to 12:
- Online/ distance learning is done for regular classes
- Students taking exams or practical classes will come to school on the days of exams with prior written consent of parents. Physical distancing norms are followed during the exams and practical classes.
- The teachers who come to invigilate or take classes will give a no objection letter.
- Specific arrangements for grades 10 to 12:
4.1: Before reopening the school
- a) Planning of reopening of school
- Invigilators whose temperature is above the prescribed limit or has come in contact with COVID positive patient will not be allowed to enter the campus.
- Prior to resumption of exam, all work areas intended for exams/practical sessions etc., including laboratories, other common utility areas shall be sanitized
- Instead of biometric attendance alternate arrangements for contactless attendance shall is made by the school administration.
- At all times, the teachers and students shall maintain a physical distancing of 6 feet apart, wherever feasible. Scheduling of activities and seating plan is made accordingly
- Ensure hand washing facilities along with provision of soap
- For ensuring queue management, inside and outside the premises, specific markings on the floor with a gap of 6 feet is made. Similarly, physical distancing shall also be maintained in staff rooms, office areas (including reception area), and other places.
- Assemblies and events that leads to overcrowding are strictly prohibited.
- The school will display State helpline numbers and also numbers of local health authorities etc. to teachers /students / employees to contact in case of any emergency.
- Windows of the exam hall will remain open at all times
- b) Planning and scheduling of activities
- All employees who are at higher risk i.e. older employees and employees who have underlying medical conditions will take extra precautions.
- Training course on basic awareness is given to the invigilators and staff involved.
- c) Availability and management of supplies
- Appropriate back-up stock of personal protection items like face covers/masks, visors, hand sanitizers etc. shall be made available by management to the teachers and employee.
- There is adequate supply of thermal guns, alcohol wipes, disposable paper towels, soap.
- Pulse oximeter to check oxygen saturation levels of any symptomatic person is arranged
- Sufficient covered dustbins and trash cans are provided
- Provision for proper disposal of used personal protective items and general waste
- Housekeeping employee is informed & trained about norms for waste management & disposal
4.2 After opening of the schools
a) At the entry point
- Entrance has mandatory sanitizer dispenser and thermal screening provisions.
- Only asymptomatic persons (teachers, employees and students) will be allowed in the premises. If a teacher/employee/student is found to be symptomatic, he/she should be referred to nearest health center.
- Posters/standees on preventive measures about COVID-19 will be displayed prominently.
- Proper crowd management in the parking lots, in corridors is done duly following physical distancing norms.
- Entry of visitors will be strictly regulated/restricted.
- b) Conduct of guidance activities in the rooms or open spaces within the school campus
- Seating arrangement to ensure a distance of 6 feet between chairs, desks etc.
- Staggering of guidance activities to be done, with separate timing slots, to allow for adequate physical distancing and disinfection of classroom premises
- The teaching faculty will ensure that they themselves and students wear masks throughout the conduct of the exams.
- Sharing of items like stationery, water bottle etc. amongst students will not be permitted.
- c) Conduct of practical activities and exams in laboratories
- For practical activities in laboratories maximum capacity per session based on redesigned spaces is planned and scheduled accordingly.
- The equipment’s will be disinfected, particularly the frequently touched surfaces before and after each use.
- A floor area of 4m2 per person is available for working on equipment/work station
- Members sanitize their hands before and after using training equipment. For such purpose hand sanitizer will be carried by students.
- d) Activities in common areas – library, mess/canteen, corridors etc.
- Physical distancing of 6 feet needs to be maintained
- Persons using the common areas will use mask/face cover all times
- Canteen within the premises, shall remain closed.
- e) Transportation to and from the institution
xviii. Students will make their own arrangement to and from school during the exam session
- Hygiene and Sanitation
- Daily cleaning of the floors shall be taken up and sanitisation will be done 2 to 3 times a day.
- Provision of soap in toilets and hand sanitizers in other common areas in sufficient quantity will be provided
- Cleaning and regular disinfection of frequently touched surfaces will be done at the beginning and end of exams
- Deep cleaning of all drinking and hand washing stations, washrooms and lavatories shall be ensured.
- Students will not be involved in any of the cleaning activities for health safety reasons.
- Risk Communication
- Awareness created to ensure safe entry and exit with social distancing
- Sensitized students, parents, teachers and employees about awareness on COVID appropriate behaviour.
- If a student, invigilator or employee is sick, they will not come to the school and follow necessary protocols in this regard.
- SOP to be followed in case a student/teacher/employee develops symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty in breathing)
- The person showing symptoms of illness will be isolated and kept in a separate room.
- The person will wear a mask till the time he/she is examined by a doctor. Parents/guardians will be informed.
- Examinees exhibiting symptoms and are willing to give exams will be allowed to take the exam in a separate room. The invigilator will be given a PPE kit.
- Local health authorities will be informed and further action will be taken on their advice.
- Disinfection of the premises will be done if anyone is tested positive.
Medium of Instruction
At Oasis, the medium of instruction followed is English. Hence, all students are encouraged to converse only in English, except during the language periods, when they must converse in Hindi, Kannada, French, Urdu, and Arabic respectively.
Health care at Oasis
Please note: The duty of the in-house Nurse will be to impart only the necessary First Aid on the occurrence of any accident. If the parents cannot be contacted, we understand that the school has the right to take the child to the hospital for the required treatment deemed necessary by the doctor. We have experienced nurses at both sites.
It is extremely vital that we inculcate in our students a civic sense regarding the community, city, and nation. The virtue of social responsibility will instill in students a sense of responsibility to render substantial service in solving social problems. We have programs such as Bala Janagraha and Service Learning Programme to inculcate this responsibility in students
Policy for Legal Family Disputes
In case of legal assistance sought in family disputes by either parent, Oasis will strictly adhere to the court orders. If there is any unpleasant event outside the school premises [during pickup- drop provided by school] – Oasis will not be held responsible
Safety Measures: Oasis takes all care to ensure that no sharp objects are within the reach of children. Parents are requested to ensure that Paper Cutters, Sharp Scissors, Blades, Whiteners, Glue, etc. are not brought to school by any student. However, despite all the precautions taken by the school, if a student harms himself/herself, the school will in no way be responsible for this act of theirs.
Orientation Programme, Open Days and Parenting Sessions Open Days and Parenting Sessions are conducted for parents every year. The school will email the orientation details to the parents giving a brief about the curriculum that will be followed through the year across different subjects along with the methods of assessments that will be used to assess the students learning.
School Programmes Purpose
- To inculcate unity, discipline, and integrity among students.
- To serve the community through community service-oriented activities.
- To develop well-trained scouts and guides who would bring laurels to school through participation in important events in and outside the school. Students of Grades 5 to 9 will be a part of this program and the training sessions will be conducted on Saturdays.
Fire Drill: Mock fire drills are conducted to train the students to evacuate the building in case of a fire, in the shortest period of time